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Corporations law


We can advise and assist you develop and establish your business and corporate structure, acquire or dispose of shares and advise on the duties of directors.  We have many years experience in advising on and drafting and customizing shareholder agreements and company rules and constitutions.


Whether you are making or opposing a winding up application, seeking to have forensic techniques applied in the pursuit of missing or stolen assets or are pursuing remedies for breach of directors' duties or fraud by taking direct or derivative action on behalf of former directors or shareholders, we have the knowledge and experience to act for you.


Commercial and retail leases are required as part of most businesses and form a significant regular cost of business.  In the NT, most commercial and retail leases are subject to the Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act and to statutory implied terms.  At Jude Lawyers we can advise on your lease and work with you to negotiate terms and draft your Lease.


Commercial Law &

dispute resolution

Commercial Legal Advice

With our focus on you achieving your goals, we advise on all forms of commercial agreements, contracts, deeds and trusts and can help you minimize risk, avoid problems, negotiate, and represent you to resolve disputes should they arise.  Our lawyers are experienced in drafting and assessing legal instruments and have provided advice to both government and the private and corporate sectors.  Buying, selling, importing, exporting, leasing, lending, hiring, securing - we will explain your rights, obligations, costs, time lines, contingencies and where there is a problem, provide possible commercial solutions with minimal risk.

Commercial Disputes

In most cases, commercial disputes may be resolved through negotiation and compromise.  Where however action needs to be taken, our highly skilled and responsive lawyers are always ready to appropriately escalate matters and commence legal action.  In litigation, we are a battle hardened team.  From the local tribunals to the Australian High Court, we have the knowledge and experience to represent you.

Commercial Areas in which we practice include: 

  • Acquisitions, Dispositions, Tenders & Probity
  • Administrative & Government Law
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract
  • Corporations Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Freedom of Information & Privacy
  • Information Technology & Intellectual Property
  • Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Company Wind Ups
  • Insurance
  • Taxation
  • Trade Practices
  • Trusts & Complex Wills

Lending, securities & Debt Recovery

When borrowing or obtaining credit, security such as personal guarantees, charges over assets and mortgages over real estate are normally required.  As you need to know the costs of borrowing and credit offered, your obligations under any loan and the consequences for any breach, it is essential that when negotiating or considering any suite of loan and security documentation, that you get the best advice so that the risk to you and your assets may be minimized.
At Jude Lawyers, we act for both borrowers and lenders, investors and developers.  We can assist in assessing, negotiating and drafting the suite of loan and security documentation to ensure that any lending, investing or borrowing is capable of being maintained to achieve your goals while being within the parameters of the level of risk acceptable to you.

If matters fail and the loan goes into default, we have the strategies to enforce and foreclose on any securities to recover the debt owing.

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